Another genius film
Oscar season is prime time for movies about tortured geniuses. Earlier, this season, we had The Theory of Everything featuring the life story of Stephen Hawking; both are likely to move on to award nominations.
In The Imitation Game, we have Benedict Cumberbatch as World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, who is tasked with breaking the Germans' code while hiding his sexuality from 1950s British law.
It’s an amazing story. And it plays out nicely as a thriller.
Sherlock’s Cumberbatch is a natural in this savant role and Kiera Knightley is in fine form as his intellectual (and maybe too modern for this film) sidekick. Their chemistry is strong and it propels the film.
The ten buck review: Worth ten bucks.